Hi there, i know you have been asked this question so many times before but i am having so much trouble getting XP to shut down. I select shutdown and it goes through its whole process until it gets to the "windows is shutting down" screen and it just stays there. I have searched and searched for the answer on the net but cant find it. everyone says the same thing "check apm" theres a problem there.... I dont have an apm tab. The other answer has been "get rid of fast shutdown"..... I've been unable to locate this as well. Please help. I've even uninstalled all of the recently installed programs incase some weren't compatible. That hasnt work. It used to be fine then all of a sudden its not!